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Message started by pinkbubelz on Sep 27th, 2007 at 9:37am

Title: Another 60 miles in 3 days...I'm at it again!
Post by pinkbubelz on Sep 27th, 2007 at 9:37am
Hi Everyone,

This year, I'm walking in my 3rd Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This year, I'm walking in honor of my friend, Candie, who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and had 1 of her breasts removed...She was extremely lucky--her doctor found the mass as a fluke due to her getting a mammogram when changing insurance companies....She was only 37 at the time.... Had she waited until she was 40 to get her 1st mammogram, she might not be here today....she finished her chemo and radiation on April 15th.... So far, so good... she's growing her hair back again!!

I was supposed to walk in Michigan's 3-Day this coming weekend, but a friend's wedding came up, and since I'm in her wedding party, I can't walk here in Michigan this year. Instead, I'm walking in Atlanta, Georgia on the weekend of Oct. 12-14, 2007....

The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a 3 Day, 60 mile walk (20 miles a day for 3 days) to help raise funds for breast cancer research.... My current goal is to raise a minimum of $2,200 by the time I'm walking-- I am currently about $1,870 away from my goal....with only 2 weeks left to go!

Any donation amount (big or small) would truly be appreciated (although a $60 donation is only $1 per mile of my walk) and I will gladly dedicate your donation in honor of a specific person, if you wish....

You can go directly to my 3-Day Walker's page and do the donation online (there is also a downloadable PDF if you want to send in a check--just make sure to let me know so that I can look for it to post to my donations)... For those who donate, I will gladly send you a pink "Breast Cancer 3-Day" bracelet in appreciation--for large donations (over $200), I am knitting pink breast cancer ribbon socks.

If you have a friend or family member for whom you would like to honor, show support or dedicate your donation, I would gladly add their name to my "honorees list" (you can do that directly online at my walker's website. If you are sending a check it won't show up on the website that way, but I WILL carry their name / photo with me while walking.) If you do decide to go the route of sending in a check, please let me know so that I can keep my eye out for it to post on my account. (At this point, online donations are easier because of the tight timeline).

Here's my walker's website:
***** EDIT: There's something wrong with my link  so please go directly to the ATLANTA site *****

You can do a search in the ATLANTA site of the 3-Day Website www.the3day.org under my name... (I'm the only Iris from Michigan who is walking in Atlanta this year.)

Please note: The 3-Day organization is supposed to be transferring my site to the Atlanta walk, if there are any problems in getting to my donation page, please feel free to email me!

If any of you can help me out in this endeavor, I will be extremely grateful...

I walk because I can...

I walk because my best friend's mom is a breast cancer survivor

I walk because my husbands grandma (who passed away at the age of 95 in 2005) was a breast cancer survivor

I walk in honor of my friend, Candie...and I pray that she will also become a breast cancer survivor...

I walk because I care.

I walk because I believe I can make a difference....

I walk because I can and others can't.

As a child, I wanted to do cancer research and to become a doctor...

As a college student, my life plans changed....

I married my husband (who now works at a university doing cancer research).

I believe my job at a university could result in a future student working on cancer research.

I believe that the 3-Day walk is one way I can make the difference I envisioned as a child
and I hope that you can be a part of it, too...

Please feel free to forward this info to friends as well!

If you've reached this point of my message, thank you for taking the time to read it, and if you choose to donate to my walk, thanks for the help!!!

Iris (aka pinkbubelz)

Title: Re: Another 60 miles in 3 days...I'm at it again!
Post by pinkbubelz on Sep 28th, 2007 at 8:56am
OOPS!!!!

The 3-Day did change my walker's link after all....

So, here's the new one (sorry about it being so long-- cut and paste the whole thing to get to my walker's page.)

*** EDIT: For some odd reason, my link is not working... so please do the following instead ***

Go to the Atlanta walk site through the 3-Day website:
www.the3day.org and type in "Iris"...

I'm the only Iris walking in Atlanta from Michigan... ;-)

(I've changed the link in my original post as well...)


Title: Re: Another 60 miles in 3 days...I'm at it again!
Post by solodka on Oct 5th, 2007 at 12:31am
This link worked: Just type in Iris!

http://07.the3day.org/faf/search/searchParticipants.asp?ievent=202305&lis=1&kntae202305=3F817F1D2AFC4B5FAD2B894DEEC0B001

Title: Re: Another 60 miles in 3 days...I'm at it again!
Post by pinkbubelz on Oct 5th, 2007 at 12:32am
Thanks Kelly, I don't know why the other link doesn't work... I deleted it... :-)

Title: Re: Another 60 miles in 3 days...I'm at it again!
Post by lmk_new on Oct 12th, 2007 at 11:13pm
Good luck walking again this year Iris!  I just now posted a pledge on your 3 day site.   :)

Title: Re: Another 60 miles in 3 days...I'm at it again!
Post by solodka on Oct 13th, 2007 at 8:48am
Glad that you raised enough money to walk this year!  Just went through the Atlanta airport.  Looks like you will have great weather!

Title: CNN!
Post by pinkbubelz on Oct 30th, 2007 at 4:03am
Thanks to those who donated to me! ;-)

I met a woman named Jessica Demers from CNN.... she caught me on camera! :-)

I'm in one of the 1st frames... (the Asian American woman with the camera in 1 shot... and she also caught part of my pink cowgirl hat (with pins on it.) :-)

Here's the link... :-)

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2007/10/25/nat.breast.cancer.walk.cnn

Still working on my website... :-)   http://www.geocities.com/pinkbubelz  

I'm planning to walk in Michigan in 2007 and to crew in Chicago (and possibly in Cleveland).

:-)

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